Fula

noun

Fu·​la ˈfü-lə How to pronounce Fula (audio)
variants or Fulah
plural Fula or Fulas or Fulah or Fulahs
1
: a member of a mainly pastoral African people dispersed over savanna and desert from Senegal to eastern Sudan
2
: the language of the Fula people

Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fula was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Fula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fula. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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